TURKPA Secretary General attended Meeting of Council of Elders
August 11, 2015

The 9th Meeting of the Council of Elders of the Turkic Council was held on 6-7 August 2015 in Gabala, Azerbaijan. The meeting was attended by Mr. Fattah Heydarov, member of the Milli Mejlis of Azerbaijan and Head of the Council of Elders, Mr. Adil Ahmetov, Ambassador and former member of Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan and Mr. Mustafa Esen, member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Alongside, Mr. Aijigit Buranov, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan in Baku took part in the meeting on behalf of Mr. Beksultan Zhakiev, Elder from Kyrgyzstan. Secretary General Jandos Asanov also attended meeting upon the invitation of the Turkic Council.

Agenda of the meeting included such issues as the common program for secondary school students regarding the Turkic history textbook prepared by International Turkic Academy and the “Concept on Turkic States Integration". Participants also discussed current status of proposals and issues agreed in the previous meetings of the Council of Elders. At the same time, members of Council approved recommendations on the organization of the 2nd Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan in 2016, as well as establishment of the Turkic Council University of Sports Games, Nomadic Center and new Diaspora Centers. In addition, participation of the Turkic Council observer’s mission in elections held in the member states were evaluated by the participants. The Protocol containing recommendations to be presented to the Presidents of the member states was signed at the end of the Meeting.

It was decided to hold the next Meeting of the Council of Elders in October 2015 in Sakarya, Turkey.